May 14, 2012, 09:43 PM
Found my first Native American grooved axe!!! Woooot!!
Hit the newest of my fields, the one that produced the points from my last post. Nabbed a broken quartz point and an unknown material broken tipped blade. On my way out heading back to the car I saw just a small knob of reddish stone sticking out, I hooked it with my rake and pulled a bit and saw the groove! I lost it, happy dance, hootin and hollerin.... My first axe ever! It's about 6" long and 3.5 inches wide. Found in Southern NJ...
May 14, 2012 09:43 PM
May 14, 2012, 10:03 PM
That's a killer axe head! And one That's on my wish list. Congratulations!
May 14, 2012, 10:21 PM
That is a GREAT find. I've never found one but always wanted to. Congrats. Tennessee digger
May 14, 2012, 10:29 PM
That's a sweet find! That's a deep groove, wonder how long it took to etch that groove in the rock?
May 14, 2012, 10:34 PM
May 14, 2012, 11:14 PM
man, that is sweet. congrats!
May 14, 2012, 11:56 PM
Thx everyone for the kind words. I'm so stoked about it, I've shown everyone I've seen tonight lol. Now I can't wait to get back out there, been finding few points, lotta flakes, and today it was seeming like the field was drying up with finds. Good news is we have rain coming the next 2 days, so I'm in it to win it this week for sure!
May 15, 2012, 12:25 AM
I remember my first one. Unforgettable.
I sat right down and let the antiquity sink in. It took a while.
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."
May 15, 2012, 02:12 AM
Perfect axe head, awesome congrats.
May 15, 2012, 02:26 AM
May 15, 2012, 02:54 AM
That's an awesome find, congrats! HH, Mike
May 15, 2012, 02:56 AM
Nice axe head! We don't have too many of those here in the desert ... no wood to cut! :-)
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May 15, 2012, 02:57 AM
Now that's a nice axe!!
May 15, 2012, 03:41 AM
Strike the tent
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May 15, 2012, 05:54 AM
Very nice find....Banner.
May 15, 2012, 06:48 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 821 pieces
May 15, 2012, 07:11 AM
Awesome find indeed, a big congrats on that one I'm sure that put a big ole grin on your face
May 15, 2012, 09:10 AM
Congrats fir , I posted my first grooved axe here a few weeks ago , same type of rock but the axe i found is slightly larger , found in the Jersey Cape . The rain and recent plowing of farm fields made it all happen ! I know how you feel , find that old is a once in a lifetime find but like I discovered .. most could give a rat's @$$l . Still a great day when you get one !
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May 15, 2012, 10:11 AM
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May 15, 2012, 11:32 PM
excellent find.....and in great condition....will make a great native american display
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